December is here and that means that it’s time to go skiing! Snow is on the ground and the mountains are starting to get covered in their annual blanket of white. Some zones are off to a stellar start to the winter, while others are lagging a bit behind. Is it time for an early season skiing road trip?
Let’s take a look at the snow data for the western US compared to normal. Below is the Westwide SNOTEL Current Snow Water Equivalent % of Normal as of December 1, 2017. You can link to the most recent data from the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service here. It’s updated daily throughout the winter.
See how this SNOTEL data compares to past weeks and months in our past Snotel posts.
SnoTel data is one of the best ways to find out where the coverage is above average. Are you already to plan your next skiing adventure? Enjoy the snow – or what’s left of it. Be safe out there.